Botox injections are used to stop muscle spasms, migraines and the progression of wrinkles. Dr. Joel Schlessinger uses Botox treatments in many of his patients who are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles.

Using Botox for wrinkles can make a major improvement in the appearance of mature skin. But many people have concerns about using Botox injections – and many people want to know, is Botox a poison?

Botox for wrinkles works by weakening the muscles that contract and cause lines. Without these muscles contracting, fine lines and wrinkles will not appear in the skin.

You can usually see the result of Botox treatments in 2 to 4 days and results tend to last 4 to 6 months.

The amount of Botox for wrinkles is small and diluted so it only affects select areas of the body.

“Many would consider Botox in the poison range only in huge doses that wouldn’t ever be injected for minor procedures like wrinkle treatments,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

So, are Botox treatments poisonous? The doctor says technically yes, but it isn’t something you should worry about.

“Yes, it is a poison, just as penicillin is a mold,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “Medications often straddle the line between poison and savior. We treat almost all cancers with drugs that are nothing more than a poison, but the benefits are tremendous.”

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Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 12:41 pm
Filed Under Category: Aging Skin Care, Cosmetic Surgery, Injections and Fillers
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